Joaquin continues to shift east; New details in Oregon shooting - LIVE updates on WBTV

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It is a rainy start to your Friday morning, and it seems it is only the beginning! The busiest guy in the building will be Meteorologist Al Conklin today who is working hard to track the rain and Hurricane Joaquin.

Conklin says the forecast track for category four Hurricane Joaquin continues to shift eastward, essentially taking a US east coast landfall out of the conversation.

However, plenty of tropical moisture is being brought into our area. We all want to know what the impact will be on the Carolinas and Al is going to tell us all he knows.

Happening now: Crews are working to remove a tree from Commonwealth Avenue, that's blocking the roadway. Ashton Pellom is headed to the scene.

Already, the governors of North and South Carolina have declared states of emergency and at least one utility is making preparations to prevent flooding.

And, thousands of you are wondering about Race for the Cure in Uptown tomorrow - whether it is still on. We don't know yet but we will tell you when the folks at Komen are expected to make a decision.

Plus, Mark Davenport is in the Alert Center this morning tracking how other communities along the east coast are preparing for Joaquin.

We are continuing to follow new developments from Oregon and the shooting on a community college campus. The gunman who police say killed at least 9 people has been identified. One survivor says he demanded that his victims state their religion before he started shooting.

I was just going through the rundown and there are so many other news stories of importance today, I really hope you'll start your day by turning on WBTV News This Morning. We'll see you when you wake up!


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